WMS Gaming

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WMS Gaming Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.1 77 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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David L. Kennedy

(4 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits, Pay is comparable to industry standards (in 6 reviews)

  • Had great benefits, very, very laid back work environment (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • senior management is doing its best to turn a fun place to work into a world of drudgery and uninteresting business-style development (in 4 reviews)

  • Resources in game development are stretched very thin (in 3 reviews)

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    Good working environment.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe workload is reasonable. Rarely need to work weekends. Most colleagues are friendly and enthusiastic.

    ConsThe work isn't always very interesting. One slot game is the same as the next. Find myself doing the same thing over and over.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I had a very good experience initially with this company but felt over time it became a more stressful place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat working conditions in the Chicago office. Kind of reminds me of what a Google office would be like. Pool, Ping Pong, Gym, Rooftop deck etc. Some great people to work with.

    ConsOvertime I felt they were putting a lot of pressure on employees to work more hours. Basically doing more with less. My feeling was employees were being asked too much and not being rewarded for this effort.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis place offers alot of flexability

    ConsTight deadlines, Lack of centralized information

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It enjoyed working with my coworkers and getting to know the business

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Pros-learned solidworks, autocad
    -ability to shadow other departments

    ConsWish the Co-op program had more structure.
    We each received a mentor, but I felt my mentor was not veryhelpful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Successful Summer Internship

    Associate Intern (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsReally cool vibe. The intern program was fantastic. There were plenty of networking events to go along with our day to day work. We also got to present on our projects at the end of the internship. I learned a lot.

    ConsUnclear of direction due to merger with Scientific Games

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I enjoyed my time at WMS.

    Director (Former Employee) Waukegan, IL

    ProsThe people that you will work with are smart and try their best.

    ConsManagement is over bearing and they don't let people make their own decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet people make their own decisions - not everything needs to go all the way to the top.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to begin

    Associate Producer Intern (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsTalented team of engineers and artists, utterly friendly bunch of coworkers, communicative upper management staff, utmost friendly work environment, in house cafeteria with free unlimited soda. State of the art facility.

    ConsTo be very honest, none

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to do an excellent job and you will keep growing bigger! RL,SS, SR & JC are an invaluable asset to the organization from a management perspective

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    /N EXCITING AND PROGRESSIVE PLACE TO WORK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Waukegan, IL

    Prosaggressively embraces innovation and quick to change.

    ConsMajor tactical decisions are principally based on financial data to be reported publically each quarter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementALL the executive need to really believe in and practice the business values that Brian G lives and operates by.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A fantastic company to work for

    Contractor (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsWMS offers a friendly, relaxed environment for all employees. They take the "work hard, play hard" motto to heart with a lot of great perks for their employees, including a willingness to assist employees that have gone through hardships in their lives such as floods, tornadoes, and fire. The atmosphere is young and modern, making it a fantastic place to work for people under 40. Compensation is generally market value and the company is constantly striving to make itself better. The Chicago campus is amazing with the newest technology, in-house cafe that serves good food, a modern gym, and several gaming systems for breaks.

    ConsAs with most major companies, WMS has issues with fully embracing change that will improve their products/operations and management tends to fall back on the older ways of doing things because that is what they are familiar with. Contractors, while treated well overall, are not invited to most company events, which can create a division between contractors and employees in certain departments. Many departments play the blame-game, shifting responsibility for failures onto other departments or even worse, refusing to fix the problems that have been pointed out and will result in product failure in testing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Senior Artist (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat work environment, facilities and projects, art culture. Many opportunities to learn and improve as artist. Good cafe, workout facilities, basketball gyms, and new building.

    ConsI don't have much negative to say. It's a great place to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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